10 Things you can do to manage your COVID-19 symptoms at home


  1. Stay home from work and school.  And stay away from other public places.  If you must go out, avoid using any kind of public transportation, ride-share or taxi’s.
  2. Monitor your symptoms carefully. If your symptoms get worse, call your healthcare provider IMMEDIATELY.
  3. Get rest and STAY HYDRATED.
  4. If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19
  5. For medical emergencies, call 911 and notify the dispatch personnel that you have or may have COVID-19
  6. Cover your cough and sneezes!
  7. Wash your hands often with soap & water for at least 20 seconds or clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  8. As much as possible, stay in a specific room away from other people in your home. Also, you should use a separate bathroom, if available.  If you need to be around other people, in or outside of the  home, wear a facemask.
  9. Avoid sharing personal items with other people in your household, like dishes, towels and bedding.
  10. Clean all surfaces that are touched often, like counters, tabletops and doorknobs. Use household cleaning sprays or wipes according to label instructions.
Laura Rogers Allergy & Asthma MD